Pitch inpspection planned for 3pm for tonight’s big Stags v Grimsby clash

Mansfield Town have a pitch inspection planned for 3pm today ahead of the Stags’ massive promotion clash against rivals Grimsby Town at the One Call Stadium this evening (7.45).

A club spokesman said: “Groundstaff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to clear snow from the pitch this morning to try to ensure the game goes ahead.”

The Mariners will wait for the go-ahead before setting out, but the pitch was firm underfoot this afternoon after the snow had gone and Stags were hoping on some sunshine to try to thaw it out.

If the game is called off, Stags will end up one week with a Thursday game as there are no more spare Tuesdays that Stags and Grimsby are both free.